After a 20-year planning process, one of Madison?s rail lines was reactivated Monday.
The rail line is located on the east side of Fitchburg and runs from South McCoy Road to the village of Oregon.
The Wisconsin Southern Railroad Company held a news conference and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the rail line coming out of retirement.
The plan is to use the line to transport aggregate for the construction industry in Dane County.
Officials at the ceremony Monday said there will be measures taken to ensure the rail line operates safely.
?We?re going to be implementing those strategies over the course of the next several months. One of those strategies is to upgrade several crossings with advanced warning signals, with gates as well as lights,? said Ken Lucht, director of the Wisconsin Southern Railroad Company.